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The Golf Society of Australia was formed in 1982 to research and preserve the history of golf in Australia.

As part of this role, the Society acts as the Museum Committee of Golf Australia
and oversees the Golf Australia Museum collection and Library.

Other activities include:

  • Regular golf events
  • Dinners with guest speakers
  • Publication of a Newsletter – The Long Game
  • Coordination of a Golf Club Historians networking group
  • Oral history recording project
  • Collection of data relating to Golf Club locations
  • Researching the history of golf in Australia.

The 2023 Program of Events is now finalised and the Member Handbook has gone out in the mail.

To keep up to date, please keep checking this website for event updates and details.

If you don’t wish to receive a Hardcopy, please advise the Secretary.

It can be emailed to you as a PDF document, or it can be viewed at end of the page Home Page.

Name Badge All members are provided with a resin magnetic Name badge.

To assist us please remember to wear it when attending one of our events.

Latest News and Coming Events

January 25, 2023 in Home News, News

Australia Day honours for two Society members

The President and Committee congratulate two Golf Society members who received Australia Day honours today. Our Patron and Life Member Annie Court received an AM for service to golf administration…
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January 20, 2023 in Home News, Events

Dinner – Monday 27 February 2023 at Yarra Yarra GC

Dinner -Yarra Yarra Golf Club - Monday 27 February  Our speaker will be James Sutherland, CEO, Golf Australia. James will provide an update on the Australian Golf Strategy since its…
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January 11, 2023 in Home News

Dr Michael Sheret presentation – Sunday 5 February at the Australian Golf Centre 9.30 am

Golf Society of Australia has accepted the kind offer of Dr Michael Sheret to present a talk - See Below for the details 1839: The First Evidence of Golf in…
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November 30, 2022 in Home News

41st Annual General Meeting – Election results

Following the Doug Bachli Trophy, the 41st Annual General Meeting was held A meeting with some significance as President Graeme Ryan and Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie both finished their terms,…
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2023 Members Handbook

The Golf Society of Australia 2023 Members Handbook is now available,  and you should have received your copy in the mail.

Click on the link below to read or download the handbook.


See Handbook